Found June 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Just a few days ago, it appeared that Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was not even close to resuming baseball activities and beginning rehab assignments. Now, after a test of his strained left hamstring, Jackson may be much closer than expected. MLB.com's Tigers beat writer Jason Beck reported Friday night that Jackson ran the bases before the Tigers' May 31 game with the Baltimore Orioles without issues. Jackson tested his hamstring by rounding first base and accelerating toward second, the very action that aggravated the hamstring enough to disable him. Beck also tweeted that Jackson plans to run again on Saturday and meet with trainers to determine what to do next. Austin Jackson said he'll run bases again tomorrow, take BP, then talk with medical staff about next step. Sounds close to rehab assignment. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 1, 2013 If weekend workouts go well, Jackson could begin his rehab assignment some time next week. Jackson is a dynamic center fielder who runs down balls few would reach. He has a strong arm and a solid bat as well. So far in 2013, Jackson is hitting .272 with two home runs and 11 RBI, but he has played through hamstring pain for quite some time. The Tigers are in the top three in both team ERA and runs scored, a formula that has them in first place by two games in the A.L. Central as June begins. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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